Monday, June 3, 2013

Week in Review


Hello. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a great week. Mine was quite eventful as I participated in the Armchair BEA last week, so did a lot of blog writing! Here's a recap of what happened here last week.

Recent Reviews and Other Posts
I posted several times for the Armchair BEA event:
Introductions - Get to know me a little better
Genre Fiction - See some of my recommendations for thrillers/mysteries and historical fiction.
Literary Fiction - See some of my recommendations for literary fiction, many of which would be great for book clubs!
Non-Fiction - See my recommendations for nonfiction, including memoirs

What I'm Reading
I didn't do much reading at all last week. I did read Tom T's Hat Rack by Michele Spry, and Ferdinand Fox's Big Sleep and The Secret Lake by Karen Inglis. These are all children's books I have for review, so I'll be writing up my reviews this week.

Up Next for Me
I'm going to spend time writing reviews this week, but then I'm going to pick up my June book club selection: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. I'm very excited about our next two selections, which we just chose: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, which has been on my shelf for too long, and Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill, which I read last year and am excited to discuss with my group!

What C is Reading
C is still reading The Thirteenth Unicorn by W.D. Newman, mostly because it's on my Nook and he hasn't been using it. He also started The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy, which excites me since I loved that book myself!

What M is Reading
We haven't been reading a lot together, so I'm not really sure what M has been reading this week. I feel like a terrible mom saying that!! I'm definitely going to spend some time reading with her this summer.

What are you reading this week? It's Monday! is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.

8 comments:

  1. Firefly Lane is very good, but keep a box of Kleenex nearby! Remember to sign up for the Big Book Summer Challenge - that's a good one for it (and a fairly quick read)!

    And I LOVED The Art of Racing in the Rain (and I didn't expect to) - it is wonderful - and also a bit of a tear-jerker.

    C's reading selections reminded me of another series that Craig LOVED - The Unicorn Chronicles by Bruce Coville. Actually, he loved all of Coville's books (especially the Alien series), but this series was his favorite. here is Craig's own review of book 2:

    http://greatbooksforkidsandteens.blogspot.com/2010/01/middle-grade-review-dark-whispers.html

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Sue

    Book By Book

    Big Book Summer Challenge

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely pass that series along to C and see if he's interested. Glad to hear you liked Firefly Lane and the Art of Racing in the Rain. I just signed up for your challenge. :-)

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  2. Kristin Hannah's books have always looked good to me, but I haven't read any of them yet. I'm reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares.

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    1. I haven't read anything by Kristin Hannah yet either. I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great book suggestions, thank you! You should check out “Secrets of a Spiritual Guru” by Tamara Lee Dorris, http://tamaradorris.net/. A girlfriend of mine suggested it and I didn't want to put it down. It would be perfect as a book club read! Thanks again!

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    1. I'll definitely take a look at that one. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. Christopher Healy is an author i still need to read. Hop eyou continue to enjoy!
    here is my Monday post.

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    1. Definitely check him out! Thanks for stopping by.

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